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The Stuart Hall Project: Sidestepping the trappings of a conventional biographical doc

The Stuart Hall Project: Sidestepping the trappings of a conventional biographical doc

Who is Stuart Hall? Aside from being a famous cultural theorist I read at university, apparently he’s also a celebrated broadcaster and leftist commentator who’s been called one of the 20th century’s most influential intellectuals. I hope I’m not the only one amazed to hear the story behind all those textbooks, to be shocked that such an eminent professor had a pivotal role in the most exciting periods of post-war British history. … Read entire article »

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Pussy Riot – A Punk Prayer

Pussy Riot – A Punk Prayer

Filmmakers Mike Lerner and Maksim Pozdorovkin bring the story of the Russian feminist punk-movement back into the spotlight once more, providing an insight to a political trial that spiralled into an international media circus. Emma Norton reviews. … Read entire article »

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Documentary filmmakers get new pitching opportunities from BFI

Documentary filmmakers get new pitching opportunities from BFI

The BFI Film Fund has announced new pitching opportunities for documentary filmmakers. Applications for documentary production funding will now take place twice yearly at new pitching sessions. One will take place at Sheffield Doc/Fest in June and the second has been announced to take place in London later in the year. … Read entire article »

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I Am Divine documentary to open BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

I Am Divine documentary to open BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

In one month’s time the BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (LLGFF) is back at the BFI Southbank for its 27th edition. Though the full programme is yet to be announced, here’s a taster of things to come (including a documentary as opening film). … Read entire article »

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Young documentarians, don’t miss the BFI’s Future Film Festival!

Young documentarians, don’t miss the BFI’s Future Film Festival!

In less than two weeks time the BFI is hosting a film festival solely dedicated to the future of British film; young aspiring filmmakers aged 15-25. On Monday 18 February we recommend you head down to the south bank as there will be a whole day dedicated purely to documentaries. … Read entire article »

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The Ethnographer

The Ethnographer

This is not a film about ethnography. Having a background in anthropology myself, I was hoping this would be the cinematic treatment of ethnographic research I’ve been waiting for. But while ‘The Ethnographer’ isn’t the film I’d hoped it would be, it nevertheless provides an unprecedented and intimate insight into the life and work of an anthropologist who has adopted and tirelessly fought to defend another culture. … Read entire article »

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IDFA Review: Mea Maxima Culpa – Silence in the House of God

IDFA Review: Mea Maxima Culpa – Silence in the House of God

In his latest documentary, Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, Oscar winning director Alex Gibney delves into the horrific scandal of child sex abuse in the Roman Catholic Church. … Read entire article »

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